Friday, August 29, 2014

Does electric fan cause pneumonia?


Does electric fan cause pneumonia?
 

No. Virus, bacteria, fungi and chemicals cause pneumonia.
 
Does sleeping on mattresses cause pneumonia?
 
No. Virus, bacteria , fungi and chemicals cause pneumonia.
 
Does drying up of sweat on the back causes pneumonia?
 
No. Virus, bacteria, fungi and chemicals cause pneumonia.
 
Grandma...suddenly interrupted me and told me that one of her ten children died of pneumonia as a consequence of sleeping on a mattress. And ever since that death, their family has never slept on a mattress. According to her, pneumonia never occurred again...not until...this baby who not only slept on a mattress ,but also had his sweat soaked back exposed to an electric fan,...
" It really must be the mattress doctora!" Grandma insisted.
 
Grandma has the unfaltering conviction greater than knowledge of two persons with doctorate degree on microbiology, epidemiology and medicine. She is THE grandma who outranks anybody in the science department.
 
I try to be scientifically diplomatic.
 
Does cold beverages cause pneumonia?
 
No. Virus, bacteria, fungi and chemicals cause pneumonia.
 
Does "nalamigan ng likod" cause pneumonia?
 
No. Virus, bacteria, fungi and chemicals cause pneumonia.
 
Does getting wet by the rain cause pneumonia?
 
No. Virus, bacteria, fungi and chemicals cause pneumonia.
 
The good thing about science
is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.
 
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
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